[Book Review] Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
I wasn’t all that interested in seeing the movie, mostly because it’s from a genre I don’t really like. However, I couldn’t help but feel a little curious about the story. (By the way, THANK YOU WORDPRESS for bringing back the previous way of uploading images. Much less of a hassle.)
This is actually the first zombie story I’ve ever read in my life and I have to say it was…interesting. In a very neutral way, I might add.
Again, this is yet another dystopian novel. Seriously, I have no idea why I am so attracted to these. Then again, maybe it’s just a trend going on in the writing world right now.
There isn’t really too much to the story—at least I didn’t think so anyway—yet I still managed to read the entire book in one sitting. I felt the ending was a bit anti-climactic, but at the same time I can’t say what it exactly it is I was looking for in the ending. The story itself is pretty straightforward. It’s a romance, albeit an off-beat one. I’m not sure if this would appeal to readers who love vampire romances, but I suppose it could. It’s a relatively light read—only 239 pages in the softcover standard print version. It’s good if you’re looking for something quirky and quick.
I thought the author could have provided the answers to a few questions that could have made the story a tad better, but perhaps readers were only meant to focus on just the romance panning out and none of the in-between. Personally, I would have liked to know what exactly the “Boney’s” were, how they came about, and what exactly was the “disease” that spread and how that all started.
Other than that, I really liked the characters in this one. I think my favorite character might have been M, R’s “best friend.” He didn’t have a lot of lines, but when he did show up, I found him to be pretty hilarious.
FINAL VERDICT: C+
I don’t know how the movie is, but perhaps it expands on where I thought the book was lacking in detail. If you’ve seen it, feel free to sound off in the comments below. And if you’ve reviewed it, please also feel free to include a link to your post as well.